After the colossal failure of the sci-fi flop After Earth, M. Night Shyamalan is trading his would-be tentpoles for a smaller budget more akin to The Sixth Sense.
The first details for Shyamalan’s new, mysterious thriller, Sundowning, have leaked out, and it’s being billed as a return to form to the director’s “creepy” breakout films that made him a household name (see: The Sixth Sense).
According to The Wrap, the story will follow a single mother whose two young children visit their grandparents, but then things go horribly wrong. (Killer plants? They see dead people?) The film’s title is described as a “psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Symptoms also include agitation and mood swings.” So there’s also that.
The film will star Kathryn Hahn (Crossing Jordan) as the single mother and up-and-coming child actor Ed Oxenbould (Julian) as one of her children. We're glad to see Shyamalan returning to his roots, but you have to wonder if it's only because he’s been booted from the big-budget club.
What do you think? Can this one capture the Sixth Sense magic once again?
(Via The Wrap)